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Target Helps to Convict Seward Market Slayer
1 year ago

Target Helps to Convict Seward Market Slayer

Mahdi Hassan Ali was only a teenager when he and an accomplice entered into the Minneapolis Seward Market on January 6, 2010. Employees Osman Elmi and Mohamed Warfa had both …
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America’s Forgotten Desperado
1 year ago

America’s Forgotten Desperado

Born in rural Alabama on January 15, 1916, Rufus William ‘Whitey’ Franklin is one of America’s forgotten desperadoes. As incorrigible a criminal as they come, he started small, grew big, …
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New York’s Final Federal Electrocution
1 year ago

New York’s Final Federal Electrocution

“Goodbye, Marshall.” – Gerhard Puff to a witness at his electrocution.

Thief, bank robber, murderer, Joe Strummer lookalike, the last Federal prisoner executed in New York. Puff may have looked …
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The Tri-State Terror
2 years ago

The Tri-State Terror

Wilbur Underhill is one of the forgotten outlaws of the ‘Crime Wave’ that terrified America during the 1920’s into the early 1930’s. Multiple murders, a string of armed robberies and …
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Stealing Art:  It’s Not Like In the Movies
2 years ago

Stealing Art: It’s Not Like In the Movies

By  • Heists

In spite of the image created by Hollywood, most art theft isn’t perpetrated by a suave and sophisticated criminal whose taste runs to the great masters. To the contrary, those …
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Francis ‘Two Gun’ Crowley
2 years ago

Francis ‘Two Gun’ Crowley

He was no relation to famed Satanist Aleister Crowley, but young Francis had more than a touch of the Devil in him just the same. Born in New York City …
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Forgotten Crimes
2 years ago

Forgotten Crimes

It’s shocking enough that over 3 million violent crimes go unreported every year, but the real shock comes in the fact that there are a lot of crimes that people …
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Bank Robbery Is A Family Affair
2 years ago

Bank Robbery Is A Family Affair

Scott Catt was a typical US dad. He encouraged his two teenage children, Hayden and Abby to follow their dreams and the value of hard work. He often took his …
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Agent Zigzag
3 years ago

Agent Zigzag

Look at the photo. Ask yourself what you think. Dashing? Handsome? A gentleman? Wealthy and successful? Eddie Chapman was all these things. He was also an army …
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The World’s Greatest Bank Heist That Never Happened
3 years ago

The World’s Greatest Bank Heist That Never Happened

March 18th, 2003. Just hours before former President George W. Bush dropped the first bombs over Baghdad; shamed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein called a meeting among some of his closest …
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